Pets in Winter

  Winter in some parts of Australia can be harsh, and it is important to remember that our pets need special attention during these long, cold months. DIET In the colder months, pets’ diets need to increase in energy intake rather than fat content. Animals shouldn’t gain weight over winter; they should just maintain body … Rest of Post

Your pet looks to you for dental care

  Four out of every five dogs and cats over the age of three years have some sort of dental disease which becomes more severe with age. Protecting your pet’s teeth and gums is essential to their wellbeing. It prevents chronic diseases and pain for both your pet and your pocket! Your pet’s dental health … Rest of Post

Litter tray woes; Getting it right from the get go!

Statistics show that many cats become abandoned or surrendered over litter tray behavioural issues than many other feline situations in the home. Choosing the correct litter tray, placing it in a prime location in your home, and selecting the right litter are key components to the happy feline-human bond. SIZE MATTERS Whether your new addition … Rest of Post

Parasites and Your Pet

It is time to be vigilant and be aware of whether you are in a tick affected area, protecting your pet from mosquitoes and warding off fleas and worms. We have broken down the common parasites that affect our pets for you to better understand them. HEARTWORMS Heartworm is a parasitic worm that is transmitted … Rest of Post

Allergies and your pet

Pets can develop allergies at any time during his life. Just like humans, pets have immune systems that recognise certain allergens as harmful. Allergens become problematic when they make contact with the skin, are ingested or inhaled. As the body tries to rid itself of the allergens a range of digestive, skin and respiratory symptoms … Rest of Post

Cats and the Affects of Heartworm

Heartworms represent an increasingly recognised problem in cats. As in dogs, heartworms are transmitted to your pet by feeding mosquitoes and, once mature, end up in the right side of the heart and the large vessels of the lungs. For cats, the likelihood of heartworm infection is directly related to the number of infected dogs … Rest of Post

Common Type of Worms

Worms are parasites in dogs and cats that if left untreated may cause severe illness or even death. COMMON TYPES OF WORMS Heartworm Heartworm is contracted through the bite of an infected mosquito and is the deadliest of all canine parasites. One a dog is bitten by an infected mosquito, it takes about 7 months … Rest of Post

Clipping Your Pets Nails

Nail trimming is an important part of your pets grooming routine. How often you should cut your pets nails varies depending on whether they are an indoor or outdoor pet. If your pet is indoors, you may find they will need a monthly trim, but if they are outdoors they may wear them down somewhat … Rest of Post

Introducing a New Pet at Home

  It is very common to share your life with more than one companion animal. When you want to extend your furry family there are a few things to consider. Each introduction will vary depending on variables such as species, number of animals in the home, age, sex and temperament. Here are some tips to help the transition … Rest of Post